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Basic e-Learning Library (BeLL) - Politics & Government
by Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
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The Prince  is a political science text written by Niccolo Machiavelli, a famous Italian political theorist. Throughout the work, Machiavelli explores the concept of results. If, for example, a leader must do an awful thing to achieve a greater goal, is the awful act justifiable in the grander scheme of things? Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Topics: POL, POL.US, Political science--Italy, Leadership, Fiction, Chapter Books (Long), US
Basic e-Learning Library (BeLL) - Politics & Government
by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
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A Modest Proposal is a satirical work meant to call attention to the plight of the Irish people under the oppression of the British government. Swift purposefully takes the argument too far in order to make his point about apathy towards to destitute (he suggests all poor families sell their children to the English).  Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Topics: POL, POL.US, Poverty--Ireland, Ireland--Colonization--Social aspects, Ireland--Commerce--Great...